Now, a New Probe of Donovan

Did the FBI withhold evidence at his confirmation hearings?

When Raymond J. Donovan was confirmed as Secretary of Labor by the Senate last February, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch called his nomination "one of the most rigorously scrutinized in our country's history." Perhaps so, but the information given to Hatch's Labor and Human Resources Committee by the FBI and the Justice Department is turning out to be curiously incomplete. Indeed, the Justice Department last week opened a new investigation into old charges that Donovan was present when officers of the New Jersey construction company that he partly owned allegedly paid a bribe...

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